12 June 2017 – Expansión
The Parc Sagunt industrial estate, which has been dormant for years and which has been promoted by the Sepi and the Generalitat Valenciana, is set to become one of the main logistics centres of the supermarket chain Mercadona.
In December, the group announced the purchase of the largest plot on the estate, measuring 358,000 m2 in total, for the construction of a buffer warehouse. On Friday, the Board of Directors of Parc Sagunt – in the Valencian town of Sagunto – announced the sale of another three, smaller, plots to Mercadona. Together, these latest plots cover a surface area of 211,000 m2.
The operation in December saw Mercadona pay €24 million, whilst the acquisitions announced on Friday amounted to €17 million. As such, to date, the chain has spent €41 million buying plots of land in Parc Sagunt. Oriol Montanyà, Logistics Director at Mercadona, said that these plots “will serve to complement the future requirements that may arise at the main warehouse that the company plans to build with service, grouping and packaging warehouses”.
Cluster of suppliers
The idea that Parc Sagunt could end up being a logistics cluster for Mercadona’s suppliers is gaining momentum, given that, on Friday, the industrial estate also approved the sale of another plot of land, measuring 16,000 m2, to the company Vostok, which is going to pay €1.4 million. That company has very close links with Mercadona, given that it collaborates with (…) its integrated supplier Patatas Lázaro, which works almost exclusively for the supermarket chain.
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Translation: Carmel Drake